Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Amish Banana Muffins from Isabella Alan

Don't these muffins smell fabulous? You can now make them at home thanks to author Amanda Flower, who also writes under the pen name of Isabella Alan. She's stopping by to give us the recipe and tell us about her new book. 

The Amish are famous for their baking, and one my favorite and simple Amish recipes are muffins. In the Amish Quilt Shop Mystery Series, muffins make frequent appearances because my protagonist Angie Braddock’s closest Amish friend is Rachel Miller, who runs Miller’s Amish Bakery just across the street from Angie’s quilt shop Running Stitch. Angie and her French bulldog Oliver stop in the bakery often for tasty treats and county gossip. I’m pretty sure both Angie and Oliver would approve of Rachel’s Chocolate Banana Muffin Recipe. I hope you will too. 

Rachel Miller’s Chocolate Banana Muffins
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 cups all purpose flour

1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 large egg
1/2 cup skim milk
2 mashed ripe bananas
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar

Chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line muffin pan with cupcake liners or grease the pan. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl and then add wet ingredients. Add chocolate chips. Place one-two tablespoons full of muffin batter into each muffin cup. Bake for 20 minutes.

National Bestselling Author Isabella Alan is the pseudonym for Amanda Flower. Amanda Flower, a two time Agatha-nominated mystery author, started her writing career in elementary school when she read a story she wrote to her sixth grade class and had the class in stitches with her description of being stuck on the top of a Ferris wheel. She knew at that moment she’d found her calling of making people laugh with her words. Amanda is an academic librarian for a small college near Cleveland.
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Isabella has a great giveaway to celebrate her release day today!

Giveaway includes a framed print of an Amish girl and signed copies of three of my novels: Murder, Simply Stitched (bk 2 in Amish Quilt Shop), Maid of Murder, and Murder in a Basket (my first two novels). (see photo)
To enter, LIKE this page (https://www.facebook.com/IsabellaAlanAuthor). Giveaway ends at 4pm EST Thursday, December 4, 2014. Please comment if you shared because some privacy settings make it difficult for me to see all shares. This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook.
MURDER, SERVED SIMPLY, the 3rd Amish Quilt Shop Mystery. Order now anywhere books are sold!
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We're also giving away this make up bag signed by Isabella Alan (U.S. Residents only). 


  1. A lovely and much admired makeup bag. thanks. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

  2. Great...now you've made me hungry for muffins with my morning coffee. They look fantastic!!

  3. Muffins look delectable. Yum. I love the Fleurs de Lit bag very much. best. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  4. I will have to try this muffin recipe! My mouth is watering!! :)

  5. I love your books and would love to win. THose muffins really do look amazing! Rhonda
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  6. Our winner is Pat H. ! Congratulations.